Summer is the best time to visit Scottsdale. You get the best weather, long sunny days, and tons of activities to do with your friends. Keep reading to see a few must-do items to include on your Scottsdale summer itinerary.

Take Your Friends for a Scottsdale Summer Hike

One of the best things you can do in the summertime to see incredible sights, break a sweat, burn a few calories, and explore the great outdoors is to go hiking. Lucky for you, there is no shortage of trails in Scottsdale, ranging from easy jaunts to tough dessert walks that take multiple hours. Whether you are with your kids for an easy walk or are an avid mountaineer, there is truly something for everyone.

One of the best hikes we recommend for a hot summer day is the Gateway Loop Trail at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This exciting and easy walk is perfect for those who want to get outside in the desert without spending too long in the heat. You can walk on the well-defined path to see the numerous cacti, hills, lush greenery, and red rocks.

Another summer outing choice is the Pinnacle Peak summit Trail. We recommend heading here early in the morning to avoid crowds and hit the top before the sun gets too hot! Head to North Scottsdale early in the morning, ideally pre-sunrise, to tackle the 3.5-mile trail and hit the top as the sun rises. We promise you will love the incredible views, wildlife, and 1,300 feet in elevation gain!

Lastly, many more hikes in the large McDowell Sonoran Preserve make it easy for you to combine paths, find trails for everyone, and spend a few days trekking through this incredible wildlife sanctuary. We recommend hiking Lost Dog Wash, a moderate 5-mile hike that has minimal elevation gain but takes around 2-3 hours to complete.

Water Activities

Numerous watersports and water-based activities in Scottsdale can help you cool off during the hot and humid summer months. We recommend going on the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess to coast along the water, have fun hanging out on the boat, and watch kid-friendly movies with the entire family. Purchase some popcorn, sodas, and treats as you snuggle up together and get a great seat for this fun night out.

Next, of course, you need to visit a waterpark if you’re in Scottsdale with your family. Kids love this fun-filled and exciting destination that features large pools for swimming and diving, water slides for whizzing down into the cold water, and toddler play areas for smaller children. Head to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Grand Resort and Spa, or Oasis Water Park for floating down a lazy river and hitting the tiki bar.

Sip On an Iced Coffee

If you hit an early morning hike and come down to Scottsdale feeling a bit hot and flustered, we have just the solution. Many cafes in the downtown area are great for grabbing an iced coffee, relaxing, and chilling out after a pre-sunrise hike in the humid weather.

Head to Black Rock Coffee Bar on Thomas Road to sip on iced coffee, sit by the window, and see the expansive views. We love some of their unique offerings, like the Mexican Mocha with hints of vanilla and almond, Jackhammer with vanilla mocha and a double shot, Blackout With hazelnut mocha, or IV with Irish cream, vanilla breve, and a whopping 6 caffeinated espresso shots!

Another great spot to have an iced coffee, iced tea, or smoothie is Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea on 8th Street, featuring a casual and laid-back vibe that is perfect for light snacks, tea, and strong espresso-laden coffee. If you are more in the mood for a strong espresso or sitting and doing some remote work during a sunshine break, then head to Press Coffee in the Scottsdale Quarter for freshly roasted coffee and minimalist decor.

Stay with Us at I Love Scottsdale

Not sure where to stay during your upcoming summer getaway in the beautiful state of Arizona? Well, we have done the hard work for you so you can just show up, relax, and explore the breathtaking desert, bustling downtown area, and buzzy cafes.

At I Love Scottsdale, we offer the best of the best in terms of properties, locations, and customer service. We have properties dotted all around the city and countryside, offering close proximity to tell what there is to do and see in the city and seclusion so you can have privacy in your own home. We have homes and condos in Kierland, Old Town, Desert Ridge, downtown Scottsdale, and Rio Verde.

Plus, our homes are luxurious and high-end. We offer outdoor fire pits for roasting s’mores and sipping wine at night, private putt-putt golf courses for practicing your stroke, private outdoor pools for swimming during the heat of the day, and outdoor dining areas for nice al fresco meals. Contact us today at I Love Scottsdale to have the best vacation of your entire life — we guarantee it!

Spring Training is back! Once again, MLB players are heading to Arizona to prepare for the long season ahead, and it’s your chance to catch them in a more intimate environment before they return to the huge ballparks they all call home. Arizona is home to Cactus League play, and if you’re hoping to see your favorite player or team, a stay in our Scottsdale vacation rentals is a vacation you won’t want to miss! Read to learn all about visiting Scottsdale for Spring Training 2024.

There Are Numerous Ballparks

There are tons of ballparks hosting Spring Training games throughout the pre-summer months in Arizona. Some of the most popular ballparks include Sloan Park and Scottsdale Stadium.

The good thing about visiting Sloan Park during your Spring Training trip is that the seats at the stadium have at least a little bit of shade, so you won’t have to worry about getting a sunburn during a long 9-inning game between your favorite team and their rivals. If you don’t mind a little sun and want to save some money, you can even buy lawn tickets for games at Sloan Park—tickets are as low as $10 for games in advance.

If you are just coming to Scottsdale to watch ball games at any level, you can see some of the lesser-visited teams, like the academy and prospect teams, in the backfield at Sloan Park. Sloan Park is a huge complex featuring parking lots, different fields, Riverview Park, the Sheraton Hotel, and general parking. Walk to the back fields to see the prospects and minor league second-string players during their training sessions.

You can also grab some food in and around Sloan Park if you make the trip from downtown Scottsdale to this stadium. Local food trucks rotate daily around the ballpark, so you never have to get the same thing twice.

For those who want convenience and closeness to Old Town Scottsdale, especially if you are staying in one of our walkable rentals right in the middle of Old Town, visiting Scottsdale Stadium could be a great choice for attending a game. Although the prices are higher, the stadium is super close to all Scottsdale attractions, making it great for those who want to walk to dinner, head to the game, and walk back to Old Town for drinks.

Local Restaurants for Spring Training 2024

If you are not in the mood for food truck grub, don’t fret — there are tons of restaurants near Scottsdale Stadium and cool marketplaces, bars, and dinner spots near Sloan Park that are great for a post-game meal to discuss the exciting sport you just saw! There are numerous restaurants in the Valley and the Mesa, especially Mesa Riverview, right across the street from Sloan Park, featuring river views and fresh food.

Or you can go to Tempe Marketplace before the game to pick up some fresh produce, fruit, iced coffee, and a healthy lunch before walking 30 minutes to Sloan Park. For those who want Italian food and hearty sandwiches, Portillo’s at the Tempe Marketplace is the ideal lunch stop to fill up before having a few beers at the ball game.

Other unique restaurants in and around the ballparks include the Old Town Tortilla Factory for the best Mexican food in the area, Citizen Public House for draft beers, The Sugar Bowl for a kid-friendly atmosphere, and Paul Martin’s American Grill for fair prices, tasty steaks, and friendly servers.

Additional Entertainment

If you want some baseball-themed entertainment surrounding the spring league and spring training, head to the Innings Festival to involve yourself in all things baseball. The Innings Festival is a yearly music festival that features podcast hosts, talk show hosts, baseball fanatics, and talented bands, even getting the likes of super-popular stars like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Third Eye Blind.

Or stay in the area and head to the Extra Innings Festival in March to listen to upcoming artists, country music stars, young artists like Noah Kahan, and well-known legends, like Sheryl Crow. Lastly, the ASU Gammage Theater offers musicals, shows, concerts, and plays from around the world, which can be fun to go to after a day in the sunshine at one of the stadiums.

How to Get Tickets

Look online to find tickets for games that work with your schedule. We recommend using Tickets Center, GoTickets, or the City of Scottsdale official website to see what tickets and games are still available for your upcoming dates.

Stay with Us at I Love Scottsdale

Instead of cramming into a small hotel room that is near one of the stadiums, we recommend checking out our properties online to see which one meets your unique needs. We have modern apartments right in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, cute condos in Old Town, large houses in suburban neighborhoods, and much more.

All of our properties are fully equipped with high-end amenities, outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine, and ample interior space to chill out, relax, and take a nap after a long day of watching the spring training. Our rentals are conveniently located, so you can walk or take public transportation to the stadiums in no time.

Looking to enjoy an Easter getaway this year? Head to Scottsdale for an exciting vacation with plenty to do! Read on to see the top ways to celebrate Easter in Scottsdale, AZ.

Sunday Family Brunch

One of the best activities for you to do with your friends or family this upcoming holiday is to go out for brunch. Not only can you spend quality time with your loved ones chatting about important topics and sharing stories, but you can also eat mouthwatering food that is going to put you in a great mood for the rest of the day! You might have worked up a hefty appetite, especially if you went on an Easter egg hunt before.

Firstly, we recommend going to the Easter Brunch At the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This famous event brings in people from all over the state to book a spot at this upscale event, featuring food and dishes from the resort’s high-end signature restaurants. You can enjoy tantalizing dishes, order an Easter basket delivery to your table, book an Easter floral table delivery, and partake in the Easter Egg hunt with your kids.

Next, the Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain offers a three-course option that will keep you full all day. You will love the mouthwatering treats here, including fresh produce, savory seafood, and sweet treats that can help curb any cravings. Order the caramel monkey apple bread with pecans and granny smith apples to split with the table to start the meal. Then, try the shishito peppers with soy caramel for a little kick!

Lastly, El Chorro Lodge churns out plate after plate of mouth-watering dishes that are truly unforgettable, but we think that booking a table here for Easter brunch is the best way to take your time, try all of the fresh ingredients, and enjoy the upscale ambiance. We personally love the El Chorro sticky buns and croissants for the table, paired with a bottle of champagne and a carafe of orange juice for making your own mimosas.

You can’t go wrong with the huevos rancheros with charro beans, chorizo, cotija cheese, and tri-color tortillas for a main dish. Another great breakfast dish is the authentic Noble Bread French toast with praline honey butter and fresh berries.

Easter Bunny Pictures

After brunch, or before you have a huge plate of eggs and a few mimosas, it might be best to plan your trip to see the Easter bunny so your kids can take pictures with this magical creature. The good thing is that there are many spots in Scottsdale where you can hunt for easter eggs, gather chocolate, earn prizes, and take pictures with the fluffy bunny to keep for your scrapbook.

Head to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Palm Court to take pictures with the Easter Bunny through April 8th. Make sure you book a slot in advance to avoid the long lines and keep the day moving. Another fun spot to go for an Easter egg hunt is the Scottsdale Quarter Hide and Peep Scavenger Hunt. Try your luck finding eggs, search for Easter eggs, and partake in face painting from local artists.

Easter Bunny Express

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express at the Verde Canyon Railroad to wind through the cool amusement parks, talk with the train conductor, and see your kids’ faces light up at this incredible attraction that is only in Scottsdale! This long train ride is perfect for those who want something to do in the afternoon after going for a relaxing brunch with their family.

Not only can you hop on and off this cool train ride through Verde Canyon, but your kids can test their math skills in the jellybean counting game and take photos with the Easter bunny, who takes a ride on the trail with the guests.


Do you still have time in the day to continue celebrating this holiday with your kids? Well, suppose your kids aren’t tired just yet. In that case, we recommend going to Bonanza at the Scottsdale Civic Center to see this old-school Western event that includes live music from local country music artists, entertainment that will keep your kids engaged, and egg hunts to find sweet treats. You can even have a few mimosas in the mimosa garden!

Taliesin West for Easter in Scottsdale

Lastly, check out the home for the Holidays Celebration: Spring Celebration at the famous Taliesin West. Suppose you are an architecture lover, or you appreciate the culture and history of this bustling city. In that case, we recommend visiting this breathtaking structure created by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright.

Stay with us at I Love Scottdale

Easter is a fantastic time to spend with your family, whether by going to brunch, attending local events, or seeing your kids’ faces light up as they find egg after egg in the Easter Egg hunt. No matter what you choose to do with your holiday, spending time in the beautiful town of Scottdale is a great choice for enjoying nature, exploring the local culture, and staying in a breathtaking location.

With I Love Scottsdale, you can rest assured that your temporary holiday home will be everything you want—and more—for your vacation.

Summer springs eternal in the Valley of the Sun, offering almost 300 days of sunshine each year, and as such, it should be of no surprise that many of your favorite boys of summer spend their Spring Training days right here in the heart of Arizona. The Cactus League (as opposed to the Grapefruit League of Florida) is comprised of 15 Major League baseball teams playing from 10 stadiums located all over the Valley, and when you choose to visit during the months of February and March, you too can be a part of the excitement. Offering the crack of the bat on a spring day, the smell of hot dogs and beer, and a more intimate game experience than in regular season, the only thing better than spending a day on the fields with your favorite team is doing that and then coming home each evening to the comfort and luxuries found in our I Love Scottsdale Spring Training sanctuaries.

These Teams Call Us Home

During the regular season, a vacation in Scottsdale may mean that you have the opportunity to watch the Diamondbacks play against one or two other teams, but in the spring, 15 teams are playing every day, and while the Diamondbacks are playing here as well, the odds of watching your favorite are much, much higher. Below, we have created a list of each of the teams in alphabetical order and the stadium in which they play.

Baseball Glove

A Is for Arizona Diamondbacks

Although their home stadium in regular season is Chase Field, the Diamondbacks will be based out of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, located at 7555 N. Pima Road in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

C Is for Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are probably the second most beloved team playing in the Valley (Of course, we love our hometown heroes more!) at Mesa’s Sloan Park, located at 2330 W Rio Salado Parkway. Their stadium was specially built for them, presenting a miniature version of their beloved Wrigley Field stadium.

C Is also for Chicago White Sox

Chicagoans adore the beautiful spring weather in the Valley of the Sun apparently; the Chicago White Sox are also based here, playing from Camelback Ranch-Glendale, located at the Loop 101 & Camelback Road.

C Could Be for Cincinnati Reds

Apparently, the Cactus League loves the letter C, and this 4th team, the Cincinnati Reds, is another popular favorite. Playing from Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S Ballpark Way, just off Yuma Road and Estrella Parkway, their fans are especially to their team and may often be spotted with flags waving from their rental cars.

C Is for the Cleveland Guardians

Formerly the Cleveland Indians and sharing the Goodyear Ballpark with their fellow Ohioans, you know that spring is definitely a happy time for Ohio transplants to the Valley.

A Palate Cleanser

No, the Spring Training alphabet does not end at C; we have 10 more letters to go, but we thought we would take a minute or two to cleanse the palate between courses, perhaps discussing some of the things you can do when not at the baseball field. Our Scottsdale guests may want to explore the nightlife of our western town, checking out the clubs that line the streets after the day’s festivities have come to an end.

Night Life

Wine Girl, 4205 N Scottsdale Road, offers an outdoor patio during that we can promise will be packed during the beautiful days of spring; we Arizonans know the heat is coming, and in these waning days before the season starts, we want to be outside as much as possible. Of course, wine isn’t always the most popular drink for baseball fans, so head to Goldwater Brewery, located at 3608 N Scottsdale Road. Offering an everchanging selection of beers brewed right on the premises, they don’t serve food at the brewery, but they do allow you to bring in your takeout meals, and as they are located in the heart of Old Town, there will be plenty of restaurants to choose from.

Hitting Them Out of the Park

Our next group of players are mostly from the southwestern states, but there are a couple of eastern states to keep you entertained during your unforgettable Spring Training getaway in the Valley of the Sun!

Baseball Hit

C Is for Colorado Rockies

The cornucopia of Cs ends with our neighbors to the north, the Colorado Rockies. And because we believe in being good neighbors, the Rockies share Salt River Fields at Talking Stick with our hometown boys.

K Is for Kansas City Royals

Returning to our regularly scheduled program, this next team is sure to garner a lot of interest thanks to their hometown mates in football winning back-to-back Super Bowls. The Kansas City Royals play at the Surprise Stadium, located at 15850 N Bullard Avenue in the bedroom community of Surprise, Arizona.

L Is for Los Angeles Angels

Our western border neighbors from California are known to appreciate the hometown charms of Tempe Diablo Stadium, their Spring Training home away from home. Located at 2200 W Alameda Drive in Tempe, the stadium has stood in the shadow of A mountain since 1969 and is an integral part of the baseball experience.

L Is for Los Angeles Dodgers

Sharing stadium space with the Chicago White Sox, the Los Angeles Dodgers hit their homeruns at the Camelback Ranch-Glendale stadium, located at 10710 W Camelback Road in Phoenix.

M Is for Milwaukee Brewers

Why is it after all these years we can’t see the name Milwaukee without starting to sing the opening lines to Laverne & Shirley? American Family Fields of Phoenix, located at 3805 N 53rd Avenue in Phoenix is where they play, and for their sake, we hope there is no schlimazels (very unlucky person in Yiddish) in the bunch!

Breakfast Is Served

The Spring Training games starting times tend to be at 11:05 AM or 1:10 PM, so go ahead and sleep in a little later than you normally would, enjoying the soft beds in our I Love Scottsdale retreats, and then head out for a hearty breakfast at any of these Scottsdale restaurants.

Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill, 4020 N Scottsdale Road

Open for breakfast every morning at 7 AM sharp, Daily Dose actually has two locations, so if you are heading to Tempe Diablo Stadium to watch the Los Angeles Angels play, you may want to visit their Tempe location, 96 South Rockford Drive #105. Offering a menu filled with classic breakfasts interspersed with some innovative new meals (their peanut butter & jelly waffle isn’t just for kids!) a Bloody Mary or mimosa offers a great way to start out the day’s adventures!

Bloody Mary

Breakfast Club, 4400 N Scottsdale Road

The Breakfast Club offers three locations, the one in Scottsdale that may be closer to your I Love Scottsdale sanctuary and two in Phoenix (2 East Jefferson in downtown and 2502 E Camelback in the Biltmore area). Treating breakfast as a fine dining experience while providing a comfortable and cheerful ambience, they use farm-to-table ingredients that enhance the taste of your favorite breakfast dish. We adore their steak bene and think all the carnivores amongst our guests will too!

Soul Café, 7615 E Pinnacle Peak Road #1

Closed on Mondays, the Soul Café concentrates on serving good food for good people. Their menu offers a culinary tour through the southwest, featuring delicious goodies such as their version of chicken fried steak and eggs, the Crazy Cowboy that add green pork chili to the plate and the classic Chilaquiles that will make your taste buds sing. Breakfast starts at 7:30 AM at the Soul Café.

Back to the Ball Fields

We won’t discuss any lunch restaurants today. You will probably eat and drink your fill at the stadiums you visit each day, and we can assure you that the food served will be delicious and the drinks will be cold and refreshing. Even though summer has not taken hold here in the desert as of yet, the afternoons will be warm and the sun will most likely be shining brightly every day, so don’t forget to hydrate. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and baseball caps may come in handy as well, and who knows? The more intimate surroundings of spring training games may make it easier to have your favorite player sign your ball cap!

O Is for Oakland A’s

If nothing else, our very disjointed alphabet of baseball shows us that Californians love our desert in the spring and the Oakland A’s are our next example. They will hit the fields of Hohokam Stadium in the months of February and March, located at 1235 N Center Street in Mesa.

S Is for San Diego Padres

This last batch of not so rowdy “Spring Breakers” are spring transplants from California as well, the San Diego Padres. Playing from the stylish confines of the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N 83rd Avenue, they always put on a good show in the desert, perhaps enjoying the more arid climate.

S Is for San Francisco Giants

This baseball alphabet is definitely a little wonky, but the talents shown by players on the San Francisco Giants will make you forgive any discrepancies. We at I Love Scottsdale tend to spend a lot of our time watching the Giants in the spring, because their home stadium is one dear to our hearts, the Scottsdale Stadium. Located at 7408 E Osborn Road, the games are close enough that snarled traffic really isn’t a consideration.

S Is for Seattle Mariners

Sharing space with the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex we are guessing that this team especially loves the dryer climate as well as appreciating the sunny days that are all too rare in their hometown.

T Is for Texas Rangers

The alphabet ends at T during Spring Training, and our final Cactus League team shares a home with the Kansas City Royals, calling Surprise Stadium their home base.

A Tour of the Valley

Another thing you can add to the long list of things we love about Spring Training is the way the stadiums are spread out all over the Valley, giving visitors a tour of the town while letting them watch their favorite teams play. Each town offers something different for visitors to explore, so although we have finished our alphabet of teams, there is still more to do during your stay in the Phoenix area, as shown below.

Casino Arizona, 524 N 92nd Street in Scottsdale

Gambling is legal on the reservation and Casino Arizona may offer a way to recoup some of your vacation expenses! Located just minutes away from Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, we don’t have to tell you what kind of fun you can have while gambling, we just need to tell you it’s there.

Arizona Broadway Theater, 7701 W Paradise Lane in Peoria

After the games at the Peoria Sports Complex, you may want to check out the performances at Arizona Broadway Theater. Offering Broadway style musicals, a restaurant, and an expansive drink menu, your night on the town will have you singing all the way home.

Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway

The sun will be shining, the animals will be lively, and although it may interfere with a game or two, a visit to the Phoenix Zoo will be a memorable one.


Sloan Park, 2330 Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa

There are plenty of fun things to do in Mesa, including antiquing, dining, and exploring local museums, but honestly? Sloan Park is an adventure you won’t want to skip!

Just the Beginning

The lists above are just a small part of the fun you can have during your Spring Training adventures in the Valley of the Sun, but don’t forget about the comfortable adventures you can enjoy in our I Love Scottsdale vacation sanctuaries! Luxurious, comfortable, and often featuring crystal clear pools in the backyards, coming home to us will be a highlight of your vacation. Reserve your favorite today!

Scottsdale is known for being the West’s Most Western Town, for its art galleries and Arabian Horse Shows, and possibly something you may not have known, for being a very taste-full town, filled with acclaimed restaurants that will be an exciting part of your vacation experience. Offering a taste of this and a taste of that, visitors can expect to find authentic Mexican food, welcoming family friendly restaurants, and meals that they will remember forever. And because I Love Scottsdale does not want to leave their guests hanging, we have created this comprehensive guide to some of our favorite restaurants, the ones you will be excited to experience and sad to leave.

Scottsdale Vacation

Budget Friendly and Memorable

No matter how you look at it, vacations are expensive and although you can save some money by making use of the fully equipped kitchens in our vacation sanctuaries, more often than not you will want to explore the epicurean landscape of Scottsdale, dipping into the vacation budget every time you do. The good news is, however, there are some budget friendly options for dining in Scottsdale, options that won’t require any sacrifices when it comes to taste, and these wonderful establishments are listed below.

Randy’s Restaurant & Ice Cream, 7904 E Chaparral Road

In our own travels over the years, we have discovered that the best meals can often be found in the small dive restaurants—you know, the ones with the most crowded parking lots? Randy’s Restaurant & Ice Cream, open every day at 7 AM and closing at various hours, is one of those restaurants, offering hearty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the same location on Chaparral Road for over 40 years. Family owned, most meals run in the 10 to 13 dollar range, but be warned. Randy’s Restaurant does not take credit or debit cards, so don’t forget your cash!

Ice Cream

Julio’s Too, 7305 E Camelback Road

Counter-serve does not mean the food is of less quality and the Mexican dishes served at Julio’s Too never fail to please. Offering an authentic taste of Mexico, its menu is an expansive one filled with the classic dishes you know and maybe a few new ones you have never heard of and with their low prices, it is easy to afford to try something new. Open every day from 11 AM until 9 PM, we can promise that even the pickiest eaters in your traveling group will find something they love, even if it is just a basic quesadilla or taco.

Karsen’s Grill, 7246 E 1st Street #101

Your stay in Old Town Scottsdale may appear to be bougie, but places like Karsen’s Grill will help keep you humble. Open every day at 11 AM, and featuring a menu filled with pub grub favorites, if your spouse is a sports fan grumbling about missing the big game you can bring him here and watch all the games on multiple televisions that hang on the walls and over the bar. To paraphrase the theme song for one of our favorite shows in the 80s, people want to eat in places that feel like friends, and as you sip ice cold beer, devour thick and juicy burgers, and cheer on your favorite team, you will feel as comfortable as you do sitting in your recliner back home!

Stepping Up Your Eating Game

Cheap eats can be excellent eats, just as moderately priced meals are probably the ones you will experience the most. It is time to drop by some of our middle of the road Scottsdale restaurants, ones offering delicious foods that may entice you to come back time and time again. Family friendly as well, parents can rest easy knowing they won’t be judged if their children act up a little, as children are want to do.

Butter’s Pancakes & Café, 8300 Hayden Road f104

Starting out your day on the right foot is easy when you begin your morning with breakfast at Butter’s Pancakes & Café. Offering multiple locations throughout Scottsdale and Phoenix, today we are going to concentrate on the Hayden Road spot and its novella sized menu. As you can imagine, the pancakes at Butter’s are highly recommended, but they aren’t the only meal that has star power. Their skillets haunt our dreams in a good way, moderately priced and heaped high with eggs, potatoes, veggies, and whatever meat you crave (their New Mexico skillet is our fave, loaded with the spicy goodness of chorizo.) Every skillet also comes with a choice of pancakes or toast, so diners won’t have to leave wondering what all the fuss about their pancakes is all about.

Brat Haus, 3622 N Scottsdale Road

No, we aren’t calling your kiddos mean names, the brats we are talking about today are a German specialty, and the Brat Haus is destined to be one of your favorite Scottsdale finds. Offering a dog friendly patio offering ping pong tables, Jenga games, and cornhole games that will all help keep even the wiggliest of children happily occupied. Offering a revolving selection of beers on tap, communal tables that will encourage new friendships to be made, and those brats that we personally can’t get enough of, the Brat Haus is worthy of a closer look.

Grilled Bratwurst

Los Sombreros, 2534 N Scottsdale Road

Our last restaurant in the moderately priced segment is the brainchild of a local chef, one who closes down the restaurant every August to head south of the border to research new dishes to add to the menu. Famed for their mole and the duros de harina (puffed wheat “chips” that resemble wagon wheels), Los Sombreros is sure to be one of your favorite Mexican restaurants. Fun fact: The former chef of Los Sombreros is a local celeb chef who has moved on to open an upscale restaurant in Sedona, so if you happen to take a road trip during your Scottsdale adventures, be sure to check out what Elote Café has to offer.

Special Occasions Deserve Special Occasion Meals

Not every vacation is a family vacation, and if you are in Scottsdale celebrating a special occasion with friends or your favorite traveling companion, you deserve a special occasion restaurant to celebrate at. These restaurants, while pricier than the others listed on this page, will give visitors a dining experience that is both memorable and delicious.

Café Monarch, 6939 E 1st Avenue

The Scottsdale vibe is often a laidback one, but the elegant décor of the Café Monarch will bring travelers a sense of European style, even as the food served is 100% American. Reservations are required at this classy restaurant located in the heart of Scottsdale, and because of its popularity, we encourage our guests to make their reservations well in advance. Named by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in the Nation, Old Town Scottsdale shines just a bit brighter, simply because of the existence of this special restaurant. The four-course dinner menu gives guests their choice of two or more options from each course, and if you really want to up the special value, choose the eight-course tasting menu for your last selection.

Dominick’s Steakhouse, 15169 N Scottsdale Road

Offering a rooftop patio with pool (no swimming, please, this pool is just for admiring), Dominick’s Steakhouse opens every day at 4 PM and provides a well-rounded menu of steak, chicken, and seafood. And although we do adore their 45-day dry aged bone-in ribeye and their truffled and salted crispy fries, we do recommend you save room for dessert. Their triple chocolate bombs, red velvet bread pudding, and s’mores in a jar may very well be the secret to world peace and their dessert wines and cordials offer the perfect finish to a perfect meal.


Sel, 7044 E Main Street

Closed on Sundays and Mondays, Sel offers elegant American meals served on white tablecloths and a well-trained staff that walks the fine line between attentive and stalky with ease. Their chef’s tasting menu is five courses long and can include wine pairings at an additional cost, and unlike most restaurants, they even offer a vegetarian chef’s tasting menu that is as tasty and elegant as their traditional tasting menu.

A Category of Its Own

Although we have mentioned a few of our local Mexican restaurants, we think this food deserves its own category, and if you are interested in experiencing an authentic taste of the southwest, a visit to these restaurants is a must-do.

Los Olivos Mexican Patio, 7328 E 2nd Street

The oldest Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Los Olivos Mexican Patio has been a tradition since opening day in 1947, and we at I Love Scottsdale always say, “there must be a good reason if they have stayed in business that long.” The reason, of course, is their spicy and flavorful Mexican food that is also reasonably priced, plus a menu that is longer than most books. Don’t ask us to choose our favorites, that would be like forcing us to choose between our kids, but we do suggest that you order guacamole before dinner and lose all hope at being able to save room for dessert; order flan to go and your stomach will be very happy for you.


Mochilero Kitchen, 14850 N Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard #117

Next, we venture from the oldest Mexican restaurant to the newest—our latest obsession, Mochilero Kitchen. Offering a new twist on traditional flavors, this is where you will find guacamole served with plantain chips, roasted mushroom tacos that are hearty and flavorful, and Sonoran hot dogs that will change the way you eat a dog forever. It hasn’t been open for long, but with each visit we make to Mochilero, we are falling deeper and deeper in love and we envision that this will become a Scottsdale hot spot, one that sticks around for a long, long, time.

Taco Madera, 4736 N Goldwater Boulevard

Taco Madera provides a modern update to the classic Mexican dishes we hold near and dear to our hearts. Located inside our luxurious Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and offering a menu filled with foods designed for all eaters, including a large vegetarian selection, they also offer a weekend brunch that is very unexpected. Featuring truffle quesadillas, sashimi Mexicana, and tres leches French toast so sweet and delicious, we wouldn’t be surprised if you asked the chef for his recipe! If you do manage to save room for dessert, we can’t recommend their Dama de los muertos dessert highly enough, and once you taste this peanut butter mousse made with milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, raspberry coulis, and fresh raspberries, you may find yourself wanting to come back just for dessert at a later time.

Bacanora Phoenix, 1301 Grand Avenue #1 in Phoenix

This last restaurant, although located in Phoenix, deserves special mention in this segment dedicated to our favorite Mexican restaurants. Bacanora is an informal restaurant serving Sonoran favorites that are filled with flavor and a unique elegance not often found in Mexican food. Its chefs were named semifinalists in the prestigious James Beard Foundation and is so popular, reservations need to be made a month in advance; reservations open the first of every month for times in the following month. The menu is short and sweet, and as we have eaten our way through it multiple times, we can assure you that there is never a sour note in the foods that come out of Bacanora’s kitchen.

The Kitchens in Our I Love Scottsdale Sanctuaries

No, our kitchens are not restaurants, and yes, you will need to cook your own meals, but luxury appliances, stone countertops, and custom cabinetry all work together to bring the joy back to your cooking experiences. I Love Scottsdale understands that all the details are the most important and as you relax, play, and explore the amenities in our vacation escapes, the only negative part will be knowing that you have to leave in too short of a time! Reserve your favorite escape today.

There is so much for you to do in Arizona this spring you won’t even know where to start. Not only does Scottsdale offer perfect proximity to the deserts, mountains, shops, and water, but you can also find yearly events that only occur during the warm spring months. You will get the best weather, fewer people, and breathtaking sights — what’s not to love about Arizona at this time of year?

Get ready to jam pack your schedule filled with fun spring break activities in Scottsdale during your upcoming vacation. We can give you a place to start so you can hit the ground running as soon as your flight lands in the warm and sunny city.

Head to a Spring Training Game

Scottsdale, and Arizona as a whole, is known for its love of baseball and the infrastructure surrounding America’s past. And we get it! With sunny skies, hours of bright blue sunshine, cold beers, and home runs, it is no wonder that people from all over the country head to spring training games to enjoy the atmosphere, get a tan, and see professional athletes do what they do best.

Head to one of the Spring Training games in Scottsdale from the Cactus League Spring Training season, featuring the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium and numerous other pro teams from around the country coming to the sunny state of AZ to prepare for the long season ahead.

Listen to Live Music Outside

Head to the Desert Botanical Garden during the spring months to see the cacti during the day, wander around the premises, take Instagram photos, and see the sunset at the end of a long day. And, if you are lucky enough, time your trip with the spring concert series called Music in the Gardens. Check out the schedule online to see which local musician is playing during your holiday, and make sure to get tickets for the Friday evening bash.

Take a Hike!

No, don’t leave, but literally take a hike. Hiking in Arizona is one of the best ways to get outside, get Vitamin D, see the wildlife, and feel good about yourself in the process. We know that Spring Break can be a time for drinking and partying, but we think that being active not only helps us feel good about ourselves but helps us stay fit during a break from our normal routine.

We love going for walks in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve to see the changing of the flowers and the wildflowers coming out to bloom. If you want to take photos to remember the occasion, the Bajada Nature Trail is an easy and fast path that showcases nature at its finest. For those who want more of a challenge, the Pinnacle Peak Summit Trail is the best bang for your buck.

Have a Meal in the Desert This Spring Break in Scottsdale

Yes, you read that right. And no, you don’t need to bring your own picnic. Sign up and buy a ticket at Cloth & Flame to dine in the desert, featuring incredible Sonoran Desert backdrops, cacti holding up twinkle lights, fresh food, live music, and good vibes. Cloth and Flame provides intimate brunches for you and your partner on the weekend, along with dining under the stars options for a romantic evening with your love.

Cycle to See the Public Art

Cycling is a fun way to get around, burn some calories, and avoid the traffic that comes with rental cars, buses, and public transportation. We recommend renting a bike and cycling around the bike-friendly stress of Scottsdale to check out local culture, stores, and public art.

Scottsdale’s Public Walking Tour, or cycling tour, offers you the chance to spend around an hour on foot or 20 minutes by bike to see large art installations dotted around the urban area. Bring your camera (or iPhone) so you can snap pics of the famous Bronze Horse Fountain in the background.

Spend Time at Taliesin West

Last but not least, we had to include Taliesin West on our list. Of course, you can do this at any time of the year, but spring is the best opportunity for you to see the inside of the building and spend time watching the sun go down in the warm weather. The blooming flowers, fresh breeze in the air, were crowned, and warm sunshine made this the ideal time to see the red rock desert and the famous architectural building.

Stay with Us at I Love Scottsdale

As you can see, there are tons of activities and events for you to check out during your time in Scottdale between the months of March and May. You can do the usual activities, like hiking, walking around the desert, shopping, and visiting mouth-watering eateries, but you can also attend annual events you only find in the springtime.

And when you stay with us, you can rest assured we take care of the logistics for you. We can help you plan your itinerary so you never have to worry about how to fill your days during your spring break in Scottsdale. When you rent one of our luxurious and pristine homes, you will immediately feel at ease.

CRNE Tacos Fuego

CRNE is a super-popular Tex Mex joint in Payson that serves ‘los tacos mas fire’, featuring spicy sauces, tantalizing flavors, fresh food, and local veggies. This cool food truck is known for their savory meat dishes, enchiladas with ample onions and spices, warm soups, tons of sauce, and burritos that are the size of your head.

We love the Payson burrito huevos for a brunch treat after having one too many beers the night before. This egg-filled dish offers homemade chorizo, papas bravas, queso, crema, tocino, and a flaky crust. Head to this busy Scottsdale food truck any weekend morning to enjoy this hefty burrito to start your day and help soak up a few IPAs from a bar crawl in Scottsdale the previous evening.

Other great dishes that we love for sitting outside on a hot summer day are mouthwatering fish tacos with fresh cilantro, salsa, onion, and corn. Or, you can have one of the meat dishes with fresh-cut sirloin steak, tri-tip tacos, or tenderloin. The carne asada tacos are just $2 each and will help curb any craving you may have.

Lastly, the tres de pollo tacos, with your choice of spicy level, are a great choice for a hot summer day. You can choose between plain, street, or fire spices, so make sure you have something to wash down the spice with afterward.


Tasty food doesn’t have to be expensive. Pinwheel is a food truck that churns out savory treats and mouthwatering desserts that are perfect after a meal. This mobile food truck specializes in bite-sized Pinwheel bread and pastry options so you can curb your cravings for a dough-like bread with a sweet sauce, or a dessert item, in just a few bites.

The Aioli Gourmet Burgers Scottsdale Food Truck

Aioli is one of the most well-known gourmet burger restaurants in the entire state. With stand-alone stores and a mobile food truck, Aioli Burgers has taken Arizona by storm. This well-known business started with just one food truck in Phoenix and has since become a full catering company with two shops in easy to get to spots. And don’t just take our word for it — Aioli Burger has recently topped lists of the best burgers you must try in the state.

There is an extensive menu here that works for vegetarians, gluten-free eateries, and meat lovers. The menu ranges from the typical gourmet burger to more unique items, like the white truffle Swiss burger or Italiano burger with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. Or veg-heads can enjoy the falafel burger with buttery bread and tons of toppings.

Make sure you pair one of the burger choices with a savory side, like signature loaded fries with ample cheese on top, golden fries with crispy edges, sweet potato fries with your choice of dipping, or roasted farm vegetables for health-conscious eaters. Lastly, pair the burger and chips with a sweet drink to wash it all down, like the strawberry shake or root beer float.

Randizzle’s Food Truck

Randizzle’s Food Truck is a well-known food truck and burger joint that churns out gourmet burgers, tacos, and shareable sides. Randizzle was founded in 2019 and has since turned into one of the most well-known takeout spots in the state, featuring specialty burgers, Tex-Mex tacos, and gourmet comfort food.

First-time visitors of this food truck will love the double-stacked burgers, like bacon burgers with mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and bacon. If you want something more unique on your next vacation, the Hatch Burger with jalapeno, pepper jack spicy cheese, hatch green chiles, bacon, grilled onion, and Randizzle sauce is a consistent crowd-pleaser.

Personally, we love the King Kong burger with your choice of two or three patties, pretzel bun, cheese, bacon, pickles, and Billionaire sauce. For those who want something a bit sweet with their savory burger, the PB and J burger with bacon, pretzel bun, grape jelly, peanut butter, cheese, and onion rings is surprisingly good. You can even add your choice of patty, bacon, ham, avocado, egg, or mushroom to any burger for a bit extra.

Dilla Libre Dos

Lastly, this food truck and brick-and-mortar store is a funky option for those who want large quesadillas with various toppings, street tacos, fruit juices, and a cool atmosphere. We recommend trying one of the gourmet quesadillas during your first visit, like the California dilla with grilled carne asada, french fries, pico de gallo, guacamole, and black beans.

If you want something more Mexican-influenced, the Chupacabra with citrus marinated chicken, diced green chiles, and chile con queso is a popular dish. We also love the ‘All Thai’d Up’ burger with citrus marinated chicken breast, serrano chiles, grilled onions, sweet Thai chili sauce, and sesame seeds.

Are you in the mood for an Asian fusion dish? The Bahn Migo with slow-cooked pulled pork, cucumbers, serrano chiles, maggi aioli, mint, and Thai basil will make you feel like you are right in the heart of Vietnam or Cambodia.

Not only can you go hiking, explore, shop until you drop, and spend quality time with your loved one and family members this upcoming Valentine’s Day in February, but you can also attend annual events in Scottsdale that are truly some of the best times of the entire year. Check out a few things to do during your weekend getaway in Arizona that will reignite the spark in your relationship and scream ‘romance’ like never before this Valentine’s Day in Scottsdale.

Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts Event

Suppose you are going to Arizona with your family this upcoming February. In that case, we recommend going to the wholesome and exciting Valentine’s Day Arts and Crafts Family Event in Phoenix on Sunday, February 11th. This artsy event is good for people of all ages, ensuring every single person can make something beautiful that they want to keep or take home.

Head here to experience a day full of creativity, love, fun, excitement, and enthusiasm. This event is great for those who want to find their artistic side, or those who just want to see their kids have some fun this winter. We recommend making some heart-shaped decorations to give your loved ones for this special holiday.

Lock and Key Singles Party

Are you going to Scottsdale as a single person who is ready to hit the town, mingle, and find the person of your dreams? Well, there are tons of places for you to go where you can meet other like-minded people, have a few drinks, dance the night away, and connect on a deeper level.

Head to Mills Modern Social on February 8th at 6 p.m. to attend the Phoenix Valentine Lock and Key Singles party for those ages 24-49 years old. Every woman will receive a lock on arrival, and every man will have a key to open a specific lock. It is time to make your way around the room and see who matches with whom. Talk about a fun and romantic way to spend your night in an exciting bar with pumping music and tasty cocktails.

Head to the Spa This Valentine’s Day in Scottsdale

One of the top things to do at any time of the year, but especially in the cold of winter when you need to warm up, de-stress, and relax during the holidays, is to head to the spa. Not only can you get a massage to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, but you can enjoy an intimate event with your partner that you won’t find elsewhere.

Head to The Spa Scottsdale on North Scottsdale Drive to get one of the best massages in the entire state. You can choose a comprehensive facial and skin care experience to go along with your relaxing massage, like facial peels, rejuvenating facial, or exfoliating facial that helps extract any excess dirt and clogged pores. You will leave feeling confident and ready to go on a date night with your significant other.

Or try the Inspire Day Spa on Hayden Road. This upscale and fancy spa offers a large relaxation room for you to spend time with your partner, lockers to store your valuables, showers to cool off after a massage, and outdoor seating for viewing some of the best sights in the entire state. Relax by the lake after a deep tissue massage and hydrating facial.

Lastly, the New Serenity Spa offers facial and massage treatments on Hayden Road in Scottsdale, which is what makes them so well known among the entire state. You unwind, rejuvenate, and relax in a state of total bliss. We recommend getting one of the famous facials, like the Serenity Facial, to share with your partner.

Have Dinner at Cafe Monarch

Valentine’s Day is a time for refining. You want something romantic, upscale, and luxurious. That is where Cafe Monarch comes to mind. Welcome to a world of elegance, class, and luxury that you won’t find in other typical American restaurants dotted around Arizona. This well-reputable establishment in Old Town Scottsdale has five-star dishes, incredible flavors, and a high-end atmosphere that is ideal for Valentine’s Day date nights.

You will immediately feel as if you are staying in a luxurious mansion and dining at a five-star, Michelin-chef establishment when you walk in here. All the plates are carefully crafted to not only look like works of art but taste incredible as well. The servers are well-versed in fine dining experiences, offering you the best of the best when it comes to recommendations, service, and appearance.

As you can see, there is so much for you to do and see when it comes to visiting Scottsdale for Valentine’s Day weekend. This is a great time to reconnect with your partner, do fun things together, or go out on the town to meet someone to make your Valentine’s Day weekend unforgettable. Scottsdale is the perfect city to explore and kick off a fantastic weekend. Click here to book a stay today!

Scottsdale is a bustling city that offers proximity to the Red Rock desert, access to hiking trails, and tons of rivers, lakes, and ponds that are great for watersports. This vibrant area also has ample restaurants, cafes, and bars for you to enjoy any time of the morning, afternoon, or night for a filling breakfast, caffeine pick-me-up, or strong cocktail at night.

One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to visiting this exciting Arizona city is finding a place to stay. We know that it can be tempting to get the lowest-priced accommodation, but this oftentimes correlates with being small, drab, and far out of the city.

What now? We have a better idea in mind. I Love Scottsdale offers luxurious and spacious homes that are great for groups of various sizes. We know that it can be hard to find a hostel, hotel, or Airbnb that is big enough for 10 people or more, so we do all the hard work for you and choose the property that works for your preferences.

Check out Scottsdale Fairway. This spacious and perfectly decorated house features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, providing ample space and amenities for you and 9 of your best friends or family members.

At Scottsdale Fairway, you are just minutes away from all the best attractions and activities that you and your friends or kids can enjoy. In just 5 minutes or less, you will be at some of the best sightseeing spots, mouthwatering restaurants, and bustling cafes to get a cup of coffee in the morning.

Outside Space

The outside space in this house is magical. The low-lit hanging lights on the terrace add a dim ambiance and relaxed vibe that is conducive to the comfortable atmosphere. Plop down in one of the plush couches or cozy chairs, as you sit under the pergola, covered with vines, lights, and growing flowers. You can all play a game of cards on the coffee table and watch your kids swim in the bright blue pool.

If you are done swimming in the pool, teaching your kids how to swim, or just relaxing in the cold water, it might be time to challenge your friend to a friendly game of putt putt. Yes, that’s right, you have your very own putting green when you stay here. Take the skills you learn here to one of the big golf courses surrounding Scottsdale and the Arizona countryside.

Modern Living Room at the Scottsdale Fairway

After an afternoon and evening filled with swimming, golf, and relaxing in the hot tub as the sun goes down, retire in the living room to relax. Turn on the flatscreen TV and watch your favorite movie or choose a show to watch with your friends. We love the wooden accents in the living room, bright blue plush chairs, and cozy couch.

All of your guests can easily sit in the living room in one of the plush chairs, which are ideal for reading a book during a midday break from the sun. Or chill on the leather couch and prop your feet up on the cool coffee tables. You can also use the two coffee tables to play a game of cards, set up a board game, or serve cocktails to your friends.

Modern Kitchen

Hungry yet? We thought you might be. Luckily for you, our house features a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large granite counter space, ample wooden cabinets, and bright window lighting that makes the space feel huge and functional. Even if you are not a huge fan of cooking, this kitchen is simple and easy to use.

You can use the coffee pot to brew a fresh cup of coffee early in the morning and watch the sun come up over the rolling Scottsdale hills. Or use the new oven and stove to cook a fresh breakfast spread for your guests. You can also just use the granite kitchen countertop to serve happy hour drinks once the clock strikes 5 p.m.

We love the small circular table in the kitchen with high-top chairs that overlook the pool area. You can sit here with a drink and watch your friends or kids swim in the pool, providing the best spot to sit as a lifeguard as you sip on a coffee, tea, or ice-cold drink in the heat of the summer.

For those who need more space to enjoy a meal together, you can sit in the separate dining area with ample seating for six people. Pull up a few more chairs to this modern dining room area with a bright chandelier to have all your guests sit, share food, tell stories, and bond with one another over a meal.

Game Area

The game area is directly attached to the dining room and the front door, offering you easy proximity to the pool table, TV, and fun at all times! This is a great space for teenagers and kids to enjoy as the adults have a few drinks or watch TV in the living room. Your kids can turn on their favorite show on the smart TV, play pool, or use the poker table.

There are so many reasons why you should consider spending the holiday season in Scottsdale, AZ. Not only can you take part in fun outdoor activities, like skiing and snowboarding, but there are annual events that only occur once per year in the holiday months. Dress up in your best Christmas sweater, put on your Santa hat, and get ready to have a great time with your friends or family this Christmas in Scottsdale.

Have a Festive Meal This Christmas in Scottsdale

There are dozens of restaurants, cafes, bars, and eateries in Scottsdale that offer festive dining options for you and your family. You can walk around the downtown area and see if there is a restaurant that provides an extensive dining menu with multiple courses for your Christmas Eve dinner or holiday lunch. We recommend going to La Hacienda to indulge in burritos, nachos, and margaritas if you are in the mood for something non-traditional.

Or, if you want something a bit more refined, the Ironwood American Kitchen offers up some of the best steaks in the entire area. We also love the Pan-Latin food at Toro, offering a cool twist on traditional Latin American meals. Do you want tasty and strong cocktails? Then, take a trip to The Beverly on Main or the Second Story Liquor Bar after having a filling, festive dinner. Try an espresso martini to keep the night going!

Christmas at the Princess

Christmas at the Princess is a fun event that is ideal for families who want to have fun walking around the festive lights late at night, see the dazzling Christmas lights on the locomotive train, and taste some sweet holiday treats. Head here any time in November, December, or the beginning of January to have a night that you will never forget.

Take Part in the Arts Culture

Become one with the arts and crafts of the city, and really become immersed in the cultural vibe of the city by attending the local holiday art activities that dot the city and surrounding areas. We recommend going to the Canal Convergence in November to see incredible local art paintings, installations, sculptures, and dazzling lights that will put you in the Christmas spirit before December even begins.

Keep the artistic mood going by attending the Gold Palette Artwalk on December 7th. This great community event brings out locals and tourists alike to enjoy the open-air art galleries putting their best works on full display, helping encourage young and upcoming artists to aim to have their work displayed for the entire town to see.

Want to get involved in the fun? Take part in the Holly Jolly Painting Party on December 10th. See if you can bring out your inner Van Gogh and attempt to paint and make a saguaro cactus painting. Who knows, it might even turn out so well that it can become a last-minute stocking stuffer for your significant other.

Lastly, you can attend other artistic events that include other fun activities, like dancing, live music, free food, and tasty holiday cocktails. Check out cork Crafting on December 9th or 16th with your adult pals to sip on some wine, cocktails, or beer as you make crafts and meet other like-minded people. The light bites, free glass of wine, and cool artistic premise make this a great way to meet people and socialize.

Scottsdale Sing-Along

Warm up your vocal chores and get ready to sing holiday Christmas carols as you attend the Scottsdale Sing Along event on November 25th! Make sure you get to Scottsdale before December starts so you can take part in the live music event, featuring Christmas music, singalongs, hot cocoa, tree lighting ceremonies, and much more. This event at the Scottsdale Waterfront offers the perfect backdrop that will make a perfect spot for Insta-worthy photos.

Pick Up Some Produce at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

Pick up some produce, meat, cheeses, and fruits at the local farmer’s market for Christmas morning breakfast. Forget having to go outside and brace the cold as soon as you wake up to get breakfast — you can make a hot plate full of eggs, waffles, and pancakes from the comfort of your own home.

Head to the Farmer’s Market the day before to pick up some food and experience the Christmas Market. This market is held on Saturdays all December long, featuring tasty, sweet treats, handmade items for last-minute gifts, and live music that offers the perfect festive backdrop for your gift shopping excursion this holiday season. You can even bring your kids to take pics with Santa at the market for the quintessential Christmas card photo.

If possible, head to the farmer’s market on December 2nd to attend the annual Merry Mercantile Market, featuring nearly 100 vendors, food stalls, snacks, cups of hot cocoa, holiday treats, freebies, Christmas arts and crafts, and a ball pit for your kids.